Type 304 Stainless Steel - Threaded Annular Ring Nails
Also known as SS Ring Nails or Stainless Ring Shank Nails.
Recommended for wood/plywood joints where maximum resistance to withdrawal loads is required. Annular ring barbs create a locking effect. Nails resist pullout stresses.
Not recommended where shear, lateral or racking loads are significant, or for end-grain nailing. This thread form offers holding power comparable to wood screws with maximum back-out resistance. Corrosion resistant.
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This may sound like a dumb question but, with regards to the #12 X 2" stainless ring shank nails, what does the #12 equate to in fractions of an inch?
I use a lot of #12 X 1" stainless ring shank nails and I'm not sure if #12 mean 12 gauge or not, but if you drill a 1/16" pilot hole in wood a #12 nail will fit rathe snuggly into the hole.Hope that helps.- Ken
For nails there is no direct correlation to fractions. A #12 nail is .1055" or just under 7/64".
JD Tech Associate
Would these nails be suitable for securing mahogany decking? I was thinking 2 inch nail for 1" X 4" decking.
no, i would use 1- 5/8" screws making sure to predrill holes to prevent splitting. if you dont want to see screws you can countersink and use mahogony plugs
in mahogany i would perhaps drill a small pilot hole. the size of the pilot would be your own judgement based on the grain structure of the wood. i personally love these nails as they do not stain wood and are better than other brands i have used.
I used these for cedar shingles as siding. I'm surprised that they might be thought suitable for decking (house or boat?) because they are fairly thin and short. When I had mahogany decking installed they used stainless screws, about 2-1/2 long.
Yes, the nails were fine, consider how you will finish the deck, a little counter sinking may be necessary if you don't want the nail heads to show.
can you buy only one pound lots ?
You can buy any amount you want!
When you place your order, you have to specify the quantity. If you only want one pound, then you would enter the number one (1) in the quantity field. If you wanted to pounds, then you'd enter the number two (2).The prices shown in the drop down box where you choose the size of the nail, is the price for one pound. That drop down list also tells you approximately how many nails of that size are in one pound.
what is the head diameter of these 1" long nails?
I bought longer nsils but can you simply measure the head for him?
The diameter is small -- maybe 1/8 inch -- but entirely adequate for my use, which was attaching cedar shingles.
Dear Lucas M,I did not purchase 1" length but rather 1-1/2" and 2"nails. As close as I can tell both heads Diameter are 1/4".I hope this helps.Regards,Fred M
I would estimate 3/8ths of an inch. I think they are a good choice for plywood on frame, because screw counter-sinks would weaken the plywood.
Lucas, I used them all on a project that I no longer have in my shop and from what I remember they were about 1/4" to 5/16" head diameter.
WILLIAM LATHAM, JR
Can these nails be used for exterior cedar shingles?
Yes, I don't see why not.
yes they are suitable for cedar shingles
I have no personal experience in doing this, but I do not know of any reason they would not do well for this application. They certainly should last a lifetime!
if they're long enough, sure
Type 304 or 316 stainless steel annular ring nails are the recommended fasteners for cedar shingles. If you are within 15 miles of salt water then type 316 is a must.
Yes, I used them for that exact purpose. It's been two years on the coast of Maine with no issues.
We've been using these nails for years for exterior cedar shingle applications. We've used them for both white and red cedar shingles on multiple buildings that are on the beach. The nails hold up very well in the salt air environment, and also against the tannins in the cedar shingles.
Yes they can. They will work perfectly. No staining & plenty holding power.Regards, S. Marks
using for boatdock on 3/4" "actual" boards. what ss nail do you rccommend?
I would suspect that the ring nails are a bit too fine for a dock. If they have thicker nails then I would use them.I use the ring nails for shingles and they work quite well
I used them to nail the rubber dock edge to my wooden dock ! They are perfect! add the thickness of what you are nailing to the thickness of the dock wood ( 3/4") and you should be fine ! these ribbed stainless nails do not come out they hold tight!
Hello,I would suggest you use screws to hold down deck boards on a dock. Your boards are going to expand and contract a lot with the moisture and temperature changes. I suspect that even a ring shank nail will start to loosen up after a couple seasons. Also, with 3/4 boards, you're going to get some bounce, and that would also tend to pull a nail loose. I've used the ceramic coated "Scorpion" screws on my PT dock over salt water, but they have not been in long enough for me to tell you about corrosion resistance. A 316 SS screw would work for sure, but they are more expensive. I have used the small size ring shank nails to build fences with PT wood that gets hit often with irrigation water, and they have held up for several years. The pre-built fence sections from the Home Center fall apart in 18 months as the fasteners rust out.
The general rule of thumb is to use a fastener twicw as long as the material being fastened (at a minimum) therefore I recommend 2" ring shank nails.
I'd go with the 1-1/4" nails. They do not penetrate all the way through so the points cannot cause injury to bare feet on the exit side.I found the alloy to be stiff and it does not bend easily; therefore, I'd stay away from clenching (bending over) an over length nail.I used the 3/4" nails to hold 1/4" plywood together while the epoxy cured. These little beauties really hold! I filed off the excess and tried not to heat up the cured epoxy when I chose to grind flush the proud points.-Bruce
Looking for 5/8" ring-shank SSnails
I would buy more of this product (stainless steel ring-shank/annular ring nails) if it were available in 5/8 inch length.
White River JUnction, VT
Used to put up cedal shingles. Holds tight and won't rust due to the cedar.
SS Ring Nails Are The Bomb
I am building a plywood boat and originally started using copper ring nails. The first panel I installed on the port side I had about a 20% loss rate on about 200 nails. I am not a carpenter and any slight glance and the nail is done. I used the SS nails on the starboard identical panel and lost 3 nails. The nails will be encapsulated anyway.
Quality, fast shipping as always!
The stainless ring shank nails are half the price of the box stores. They are a slightly heavier gauge which was not an issue nailing cedar clapboards. Shipping was fast. Always a pleasure dealing with Jamestown!
Twin Mtn., NH
Useful on cedar siding too
I have used these on clapboard siding for years. No rust, hold very well and best of all, the heads are small enough that they don't need to be caulked in most circumstances.
Useful for more than boats
I use these for fastening cedar clapboard siding to houses. They go in easily, are the perfect length and because of the smaller head, do not need caulking. I learned this trick from an old German builder.
304 Stainless Steel - Threaded Annular R
These nails were used in the construction of a Martha's Tender dinghy. This is a plywood four plank boat that has a really hard turn at the bow on the bottom planks.The nails were driven into white oak stringers at the chines and held perfectly. Making the planking a lot easier than I thought that it would be.They were also used to fit the rubbing strake. In fact the only screws used in the construction were for the transom and keel.
Good product and service as always.
Use the product in the production of high quality custom and production saddles. Nails really hold in areas where they are unlikely to ever be seen or removed and they don't rot or stain the leather which is full of tannic acid from tree root and bark used in the tanning process. Saddles are highly subject to moisture incursion similar to closed in spaces in a boat. We would like to keep them dry, but the cycle of dampening to some degree and drying is inevitable. Also, owners typically do not oil saddles just like they do not maintain the finish on boats until they need repair.
Buena Vista, CO
We have used this product before
good product for the price
Exactly as expected.
I have used these twice for building cedar fences. I prefer them to some smaller gauge nails I have also used. They hold tenaciously and don't rust and stain the wood. They are overkill for my application and expensive, but worth it in my opinion.